Village of Scarsdale, NY
Westchester County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[Added 4-9-1985 by L.L. No. 7-1985]

§ 310-20 Findings and purpose.

Excessive coverage of lots with structures and impervious surfaces can limit adequate light and air; cause overcrowding of land; lead to drainage and flooding problems as a result of reduction in the land's water absorption ability; affect the character of the community; and have an adverse impact on neighborhood aesthetics. The following lot area coverage restrictions are designed to limit the above adverse effects in Residence A Districts and to promote the health, safety and the general welfare of the community.

§ 310-21 Definitions.

The words and phrases indicated below have the following meanings when used in this article:
BUILDING
Defined in § 310-2.
IMPERVIOUS SURFACES
Man-made or -assembled surfaces which block the absorption of water by the ground and have a runoff curve number of at least 94 pursuant to the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, Engineering Division, standards as stated in Technical Release No. 55, dated January 1975. Such surfaces include paved driveways, paved patios and other such facilities.
LOT AREA COVERAGE
The percentage of the total area of a lot which may be covered by structures, buildings and impervious surfaces.
STRUCTURE
Defined in § 310-2 of this chapter, and such definition includes underground structures, swimming pools, tennis courts and other such facilities.

§ 310-22 Permitted coverages.

[Amended 3-14-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989; 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991[1]]
The permitted coverage ratios for residential uses in any Residence A Districts shall be as follows:
Lot Area
Maximum Coverage Permitted for All Structures and Imper- vious Surfaces on the Lot
Maximum Coverage Permitted for All Buildings on the Lot
More than 1 acre
13,100 square feet, plus 10% of lot area in excess of 1 acre
4,642 square feet, plus 4% of lot area in excess of 1 acre
20,001 square feet to 1 acre
6,000 square feet, plus 30% of lot area in excess of 20,000 square feet
3,700 square feet, plus 4% of lot area in excess of 20,000 square feet
15,001 to 20,000 square feet
5,250 square feet, plus 15% of lot area in excess of 15,000 square feet
3,100 square feet, plus 12% of lot area in excess of 15,000 square feet
10,001 to 15,000 square feet
4,000 square feet, plus 25% of lot area in excess of 10,000 square feet
2,500 square feet, plus 12% of lot area in excess of 10,000 square feet
7,501 to 10,000 square feet
3,000 square feet, plus 40% of lot area in excess of 7,500 square feet
2,100 square feet, plus 16% of lot area in excess of 7,500 square feet
5,001 to 7,500 square feet
2,250 square feet, plus 30% of lot area in excess of 5,000 square feet
1,500 square feet, plus 24% of lot area in excess of 5,000 square feet
Up to 5,000 square feet
45%
30%
[1]:
Editor's Note: Section 14 of this local law provided as follows: "This local law shall not prevent the issuance of a permit for any new building, building addition or alteration in compliance with the laws in effect prior to the effective date hereof for which a complete application was submitted prior to such date." (This local law became effective April 4, 1991.)

§ 310-23 Permitted coverages in freshwater wetlands and freshwater wetlands controlled areas.

[Amended 3-14-1989 by L.L. No. 6-1989; 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991[1]; 2-28-2012 by L.L. No. 2-2012]
On any lot in a freshwater wetlands controlled area, as defined in Chapter 171, Freshwater Wetlands, of the Code of the Village of Scarsdale, the maximum coverage ratio permitted for residential purposes in any Residence A Districts shall be as follows:
Lot Area
Maximum Coverage Permitted for All Structures and Impervious Surfaces on the Lot
More than 1 acre
8,750 square feet, plus 6.7% of lot area in excess of 43,560 square feet
20,001 square feet to 1 acre
4,000 square feet, plus 20% of lot area in excess of 20,000 square feet
15,001 to 20,000 square feet
3,500 square feet, plus 10% of lot area in excess of 15,000 square feet
10,001 to 15,000 square feet
2,670 square feet, plus 16.7% of lot area in excess of 10,000 square feet
7,501 to 10,000 square feet
2,250 square feet, plus 16.7% of lot area in excess of 7,500 square feet
5,001 to 7,500 square feet
30%
Up to 5,000 square feet
30%
[1]:
Editor's Note: Section 14 of this local law provided as follows:
"This local law shall not prevent the issuance of a permit for any new building, building addition or alteration in compliance with the laws in effect prior to the effective date hereof for which a complete application was submitted prior to such date." (This local law became effective April 4, 1991.)